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Where are the back/forward buttons in Outlook for Mac 2011?

by maryde / April 19, 2011 10:01 PM PDT

I'm new to Mac and new to the Office for Mac 2011 software and I cannot for the life of me find where the back/forward buttons are in Outlook. On my PC I frequently use those buttons when I easily want to go back to the folder I was just in, etc. Anyone know where these buttons are in the new Mac Outlook? Thanks in advance for your help!! Mary

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I use Outlook 2010 at work and I have never seen
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 20, 2011 3:13 AM PDT

these back/forward buttons of which you speak.
What folders do you go back and forward to?


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re: I use Outlook 2010 at work and I have never seen
by maryde / April 20, 2011 7:34 AM PDT

in outlook 2010, if you go all the way to the top of the screen where the tiny icons are (called the Quick Access Toolbar) above the main big tool bar, there is one that looks like an eject button. if you click on that, that is to customize the Quick Access Toolbar and you can add the back/forward buttons.

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by macnerd10 / April 20, 2011 4:37 AM PDT

I cannot find these either. And Entourage does not have them as well. However, the left column in both Entourage and Outlook 2011 has all the available folders, like in the Mail app. One can just click on any of them and it will open. Sorry if I misunderstood you.

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folder list
by maryde / April 20, 2011 7:38 AM PDT
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right, i can see all the folders on the left (i have hundreds), but if I'm working with several folders at once, it is very helpful to be able to toggle back and forth among them with a back/forward button, especially if you need to go through folders in order.

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Ahh, I see them now,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 20, 2011 8:29 AM PDT

not that I use them.

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As per Macworld review
by macnerd10 / April 20, 2011 11:56 AM PDT

There is no such thing. The Quick Access Toolbar has a very limited number of items/icons, unlike Windows. Because I cannot paste anything here, do a Google search on Macworld Outlook 2011 review and you can read a professional take on this.

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